Loyola Campus- Sri Lanka organized a three-day training programme for the Facilitators across seven Loyola Campus from 4-7 May 2018. The Facilitator Training programme was in Fatima Retreat House, Kandy. Twenty-Four Facilitators who are involved in English and Computer classes, two Directors from Vavuniya and Hatton as well as two more staff from the Centre for Social Concern, Hatton took part in the training programme.
The training programme had three main sessions. The first session was entirely dedicated for a more introspective look at the current state of our engagement as teachers in three main dimensions. They are namely Personal Perspective, Group Perspective and the Institutional Perspective. The main area of discussion was in becoming affective teachers through the engagement of Loyola Campus. The first session was conducted by Thiranjala Weerasinghe, the Manager for Academic and Financial Operations of Loyola Campus- Sri Lanka. The second session conducted by Dr Susanna Ablewhite, the Manager of Global English Language (GEL) programme of JWL provided an introduction into the engagement of JWL and specially about the GEL programme. Rev Fr Peter Ballais SJ, the Executive President of JWL also addressed the Facilitators. The third session which lasted for a comlete two-days was on mastering the skill of non-violent communication, an art of human communication that sustains and strengthens relationships and better forms of communication. The session was conducted by Rev Fr Anthony Pillai SJ.
The training programme has provided the teachers who refresh themselves and learn new skills and techniques that will help them personally and in their classroom engagements. The bond between facilitators coming from different Centre also was strengthened providing a way forward to work together.